6 creative outdoor living schemes

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Professional Builder’s House Review collaborative presents six concepts that push the boundaries in outdoor living design.

6 creative outdoor living schemes

6 creative outdoor living schemes

June 10, 2012

3. Courtyard Retreat

Architect

Brit Perkins, AIA, LEED AP, CGP

EDI International, Inc.

brit@ediarchitecture.com

713.375.1410

www.edi-international.com

At every turn, this residence was designed to take advantage of the mild climate and encourage outdoor living. One side of the gallery, along with the living and family rooms, open out to a courtyard with a magnificent oak tree in the center. The other side of the family room, as well as the kitchen and breakfast area, open to a long colonnade overlooking the pool. The pool court terminates in a natural rock outcropping and a bocce ball court.

A. Formal entry — opens onto a gallery which directs the view out to the cabana and pool

B. Gallery

C. Living room

D. Dining room

E. Courtyard

F. Family room

G. Breakfast area

H. Colonnade — great area for escaping the sun

I. Pool

J. Cabana — features a fireplace for warming up on cool evenings, along with a summer kitchen and bath

K. Bocce court

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